Enterprises want to keep their data safe for a number of reasons: competitive advantage, customer retention and satisfaction, legal requirements and audit mandates. EU lawmakers are now taking a new step in data security requirements, looking at the security of organization’s data from another perspective: consumers. From this, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law was passed in the European Union to give citizens in the EU better control over when their personal information is collected and how it will be used. The EU has passed consumer data protection laws before, but GDPR – for the first time – includes significant financial penalties if companies fail to protect that collected data.
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